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Posted on 2006-07-21
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Hey experts-
Quick question....I'm trying to figure out and understand my active directory. What is my cn=  on my Domain Controller? All of my users are under MyBusiness/Users/SBSUsers. Would it just be 'cn=SBSUsers'? or would it be something like 'cn=MyBusiness/Users/SBSUsers'

cn=?,dc=server,dc=com

My active directory looks like below
domain.com
           | Builtin
           | computers
           | domain controllers
           | ForeignSecurityPrincipals
           | MyBusiness
                         | Computers
                         | Distribution Groups
                         | Folders
                         | Groups
                         | Security Groups
                         | Users
                                  | SBSUsers
           | PastUsers
           | Resources
           | Users

Thanks in advance
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 375 total points
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The users are:

CN=<User Name>,OU=SBSUsers,OU=Users,OU=MyBusiness,DC=<DomainName>,DC=local

Where <User Name> and <DomainName> should be substituted with your actual names.

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Ok-
I actually have an X500 firewall that i'm trying to get to authenticate to my DC. So that's why i'm wondering what i should put in the search base on my X500 or any third party device/application.

cn=users,dc=server,dc=com is the example in the x500 manual, but i'm wondering if i need to specify the level of OU's. I think you may have answered it, but i haven't tried it yet. Early next week I should have some time and i'll give that a shot and put CN=SBSUsers,OU=Users,OU=MyBusiness,DC=<DomainName>,DC=local and see if that works for my firewall.

There's also a 'Group String:memberOf ' setting, but i think that is correct to leave at it is.  
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Are you using Fireware Pro with this?  

I've only set up one of these things, and I don't remember liking it too much... compared to just running ISA Server on the SBS box.

I'd post a pointer question over in http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Microsoft_Network/ to have those guys give this a looksee.  
Howto post pointers: http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi262

Jeff
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Yeah, fireware pro v8.2. I'll try a few things next week, and point a question if i still can't figure it out.

Thanks for the help
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Cool, I think i got it. I found a good explanation document on watchguards website/forums. Yeah Basically your right without the <user name> since it does a group string search. CN=SBSUsers,OU=Users,OU=MyBusiness,DC=<DomainName>,DC=local

https://www.watchguard.com/support/Fireware_Howto/HowTo_FindADSearchBase.pdf 
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